Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is the latest film starring Sophia Lillis who is best known as Beverly from IT Chapter 1. The cast that stood out were Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, Laura Slade Wiggins, and Sam Trammell. This film is technically a remake of the 1939 film. But it’s more of a modern-day remake with the classic character traits are still intact.
This film had elements of The Ghost of Mr. Chicken and Scooby Doo. The film’s direction was excellent. This film is perfect for all ages. The costume design was excellent. The film’s soundtrack was fantastic. The film could have been a tad longer. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 9 and ¾ stars out of 10.
Five Feet Apart is the latest film starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse. The film’s soundtrack was excellent. This film is a great Kleenex movie. Haley Lu Richardson performance reminded me of Many Moore in A Walk to Remember. Cole Sprouse performance reminded me of River Phoenix. Moisés Arias, Parminder Nagra, Claire Forlani, and Emily Baldoni were the other performances that stood out.
This film has ties to the LGBTQ+ community, and it does not overplay his characteristics in the film. Listen all films cannot be one hundred percent correct of about cystic fibrosis and it explains the difference in the film. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 8 stars out of 10.
Captive State is the latest film directed by Rupert Wyatt. The cast that stood out that were Jonathan Majors, Madeline Brewer, Alan Ruck. and Caitlin Ewald. I would say that this film has elements of Arrival, District 9 and the Purge franchise. The costume design was excellent. This is one of the more unique films so far this year. The film is a tad too long. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 7 and ¾ stars out of 10.
Everybody Knows is the latest film starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. All the performances were spot on. This direction was fantastic by Asghar Farhadi who is best known for directing A Separation, and The Salesman. The film had elements of Prisoners meets the Lovely Bones. The film’s cinematography was excellent. I encourage people to take a chance on the film considering it’s a Spanish film with English subtitles. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 9 and ¾ stars out of 10.
The Kid is the latest film about Billy the Kid. The performances that stood out were Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur, Leila George, and Ethan Hawke. This film had elements of 3:10 To Yuma, Young Guns, Unforgiven, Open Range, and Lawless. The directing was excellent, and the cinematography was Oscar worthy in my honest opinion. I would compare Chris Pratt role in the film to Henry Fonda’s role in Once Upon a Time in the West. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 7 stars out of 10.
Captain Marvel is the latest film in the Marvel Franchise. The performances that stood out were Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Jude Law. The film had elements of Independence Day, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Matrix, Top Gun and the 2009 Star Trek film. Some of the film’s visual effects were stunning. The soundtrack was not used to it fullest.
This film is majorly underwritten in my honest opinion. Brie Larson was miscast in my honest opinion because she good when it comes to being dramatic but did not have any comedic timing which unfortunately hurt her performance. Clark Gregg de-aging wasn’t convincing when it comes to his hair. Emily Blunt, Greta Gerwig, Yvonne Strahovski, Charlize Theron, Emma Watson, or Rosamund Pike would have been better in the role of Captain Marvel. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 6 stars out of 10.
Gully Boy is the latest film directed by Zoya Akhtar. The cast that stood out was Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin. The film had elements of Rocky meets 8 Mile, but with a stronger influence with main character’s religion while trying to provide a better life for himself and his family. I’m not a huge fan of rap, but I found this to be a very moving film that transcends the fact this is a Bollywood Film which is Hindu with English subtitles.
This film main character has spiritual ties to Islam, in the main two characters are Muslims but it does not define them and portrays them in a positive light. I am going against most other film critics, I am giving this film 10 stars out of 10.